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November 6, 2006
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An Israeli Cabinet minister called for the Jewish state and West Bank to be partitioned according to ethnicity. Avigdor Lieberman of the right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu Party said in an interview Sunday that rather than evacuating Jewish settlements in the West Bank, Israel should keep them while ceding Israeli Arab communities to a future Palestinian state. “I think separation between two nations is the best solution,” Lieberman told Britain’s Sunday Times. “I want to provide an Israel that is a Jewish, Zionist country.” Lieberman recently joined Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s Cabinet as minister for strategic threats.

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